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2nd most popular diet after weight watchers.
Healthy natural option.
Some studies say it aids weight loss.
Decreased blood pressure.
Increased insulin sensitivity.
Very Restrictive for the average person.
Initially hard to follow.
Limited eat out options.
The term “Paleo diet” was coined(and copyrighted) by Loren Cordain in his 2002 book “The Paleo Diet”. The most recent dietary trend, it is endorsed by quite a handful of celebrities, among which are Channing Tatum, Jessica Biel, Blake Lively, Phil Mickelson, to name just a few. The diet’s core strategy is in mimicking ration of our paleolithic ancestors, excluding all foods unavailable to them, that is, grains , diary, sugar, salt and processed foods, everything that came about after the neolithic revolution. In terms of its make-up, Paleo diet can be described as a combination of gluten-free and low-carb diets: about half of your energy comes from meat and fish, while the remainder is comprised of wild berries, fruits and vegetables, all the stuff available to a hunter-gatherer. Some interpretations of the diet are less strict, allowing for some processed foods to be regarded as imitating their primordial counterparts with similar chemical composition.
What do you eat on Paleo diet?
“In short, if your ancestors could hunt or gather it, it is allowed on the paleo diet. This includes:
• Grass-fed meat
• Fish and seafood
• Fresh fruits and veggies
• Nuts and seeds
• Healthful oils (olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado, coconut)”
Are bananas Paleo?
Wild Banana, natural relative of human-bred bananas
There is a debate over whether or not bananas can be considered paleo.
According to paleoplan.com, though:
“If you’re eating Paleo, however, with the sole intent to lose weight, starchier fruits like bananas are best eaten in moderation—perhaps a few times a week.”
Can you lose weight on paleo diet?
Some randomized controlled trials have shown the Paleo diet to produce greater short-term benefits than diets based on national nutrition guidelines, including greater weight loss, reduced waist circumference, decreased blood pressure, increased insulin sensitivity, and improved cholesterol. However these studies were of short duration (6 months or less) with a small number of participants (less than 40).
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